James Alex Fields, 20, is being held on suspicion of 2nd degree murder in the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville Saturday. Fields is believed to be active duty Army.
Tech reporter for The Hill Taylor Lorenz reports that police believe the suspect didn’t intentionally mow down protesters out of malice intent. Lorenz reports that authorities believe that the suspect acted out of fear as protesters swarmed the vehicle, some allegedly acting violent.
There were about 500 white supremacists at the rally today and about 90% were from outside the area and even the state.
White supremacists who brought mayhem to Charlottesville Saturday, have nothing to do with conservatives or Republicans. They are to be reviled and condemned as should Antifa and Black Lives Matter be condemned. They were also at the march heavily armed.
A Fox News reporter asked why the violent Antifa were not also condemned.
As the car careened into a crowd in a three-car accident, a woman was killed. At least 35 were injured in total with 14 of those from individual skirmishes.
Video of the horrific car incident shows a gray Dodge Challenger driving quickly down a narrow side street lined with walking protesters.
The sports car rams into the back of a silver convertible, which hits the van in front of it. Soon the Dodge driver slams the car in reverse, going back up the street at a high rate of speed, dragging its front bumper. Several people chase the car.
This footage is very graphic, be forewarned.
President Trump addressed the violence and tragic crash.
He was criticized for calling for an end to violence on all sides. The fact is the violence has been coming largely from the left.
The violence by the left is always ignored.
That is not to say this incident isn’t awful and unacceptable. The neo-Nazi groups are to bear more of the blame for today’s violence, but the Antifa were not innocent.
ANTIFA, a left wing organization, threw urine on a left wing media outlet. https://t.co/xMxHwqGSfJ
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) August 12, 2017
Governor McAuliffe notably said nothing about the Antifa. Shouldn’t the violence on all sides be condemned?
— Raheem 🇬🇧 (@RaheemKassam) August 12, 2017
The GOP also joined in lecturing Trump. Didn’t they notice the Antifa?